"Flowers make life more beautiful. They provide a sea of color in the yard and fresh cut flowers to decorate every room of the house. Starting a garden for the first time can be a daunting task. Fortunately, bulbs are an easy and economical way to ensure flowers this coming spring—and provide a fool-proof way to jump-start gardens." - Longfield Gardens
This was my first year planting bulbs for spring flowers so I was a bit intimidated and in need of advice. I am very excited to work with Longfield Gardens who gave us 100 Muscari Armeniacum (Grape Hyacinths) bulbs and 4 packs of Tulips varieties that we selected: Flaming Purissima, Striped Apeldoorn, Moulin Rouge and Shirley Tulips.
Some bulb planting tips:
When to plant:
Research the best time of the year to plant by referencing this map before ordering your bulbs.
How to plant:
I followed the 3 simple steps on Longfield Garden's website:
1. Dig a hole 3-4 times deep as the bulb height.
2. Set bulbs firmly in place, following spacing guidelines.3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly.
Another tip from the website:
Remember when planting bulbs, avoid the temptation to plant them in single rows. For the most natural look, clump them in a pyramid, rectangle, or circular shape.
Check out all the planting how-to's on Longfield Gardens website HERE.
I am so excited to see what my gorgeous flowers look like this spring (I planted 200 bulbs total) and I will make sure to follow up with you all so you can see my gorgeous tulips! Thank you to Longfield Gardens for such a wonderful opportunity to work with them and get my feet wet when it comes to planting! The wealth of planting information on their website is phenomenal and I will be referring back to it again for my planting needs!
Order bulbs now for the fall-planting season and make sure to share with me what you ordered! In the meantime - click on the varieties above that I ordered and tell me which one is your favorite!
April 2014 UPDATE- Look what has bloomed!!!
Our daughter Rose (11) took the picture of our first bloom from these bulbs!
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